Modern Languages



Modern Languages (LAN) Courses of Study

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Program Overview

The Modern Languages major emphasizes language proficiency to prepare students to use Spanish or French in professional areas and to undertake graduate level studies. The mission of the Modern Languages Department is to combine language training with service and work in domestic and international settings and to promote experiential and academic understanding of cross-cultural communications.

The goals of the Warren Wilson College Modern Languages Program are as follows:

  1. To enable students to study university level courses abroad in the target language.
  2. To ensure that students can use Spanish or French in their areas of expertise.
  3. To enable students to navigate the cultural conventions of the Spanish or French speaking world.
  4. To give students advanced level competence in all levels of language study.
  5. To prepare students for graduate studies.

Students fulfill the major’s academic requirements by complementing their course work at Warren Wilson with offerings at other institutions with which Warren Wilson College has agreements, or other international academic programs that have been approved in advance by the department.



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Major in Modern Languages

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 44 credit hours in Spanish to fulfill the major requirements. Up to 9 credit hours may be transferred from another accredited institution of higher learning, or international academic programs that have been approved in advance by the department.

Requirements:

  1. Core Requirements:
    1. LAN 353 Latin American Culture and Civilization
    2. Note: Students may register for LAN 353 Latin American Culture and Civilization and LAN 354 Advanced Spanish concurrently.
  2. Area Requirements: Students may pursue one of the following two tracks

    1. A. Spanish/French. Students acquire proficiency in both Spanish and French.
    2. 44 credit hours of Spanish. 9-12 of those credit hours must be from Study Abroad
    3. 16 credit hours of French
    4. 9-12 credit hours Study Abroad

    5. B. Spanish/Second Field. Students combine language training with a second major in any of the academic programs offered at Warren Wilson College.
    6. 44 credit hours of Spanish. 9-12 of those credit hours must be from Study Abroad
    7. The necessary credit hours in their second field
  3. Special Qualifications: Students must complete 15 hours of service in a Spanish speaking setting.


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Minor in Modern Languages

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C or better to count toward the minor.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours in French or Spanish to fulfill the minor requirements. Up to 6 credit hours may be transferred from nationally accredited institutions of higher learning, or other international academic programs that have been approved in advance by the department.